The New York Times article on the tragic balcony collapse in Berkeley provoked outrage this morning.
The article used the tragedy to hone in on the J1 programme and criticised the behaviour of Irish students who avail of the programme.
The paper has been accused of victim blaming. Government minister Aodhan O'Riordan called the article 'a disgrace'.
One of the contributors to the article, Quentin Hardy, has deleted his own tweet advertising the article.
— David McCadden (@davidmccadden) June 17, 2015
'Public editor' Margaret Sullivan is the woman tasked with answering these complaints. She and others in the Times have been tweeted
She has responded in the past few minutes letting people know she is aware of the weight of feeling here.
Sincere sympathy to all affected by #Berkeley tragedy. Please know that I am aware of reaction and will look into it today.
— Margaret Sullivan (@Sulliview) June 17, 2015
We await a fuller response...